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UCLA Bruins take on Buffaloes in NCAA Basketball Betting

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Colorado Buffaloes try to run the UCLA Bruins off the court at Coors Events Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the UCLA Bruins before tip-off in this one found them as -7.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

UCLA Bruins vs Colorado Buffaloes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Buffaloes sit at 10-6 (5-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UCLA Bruins are currently 16-1 (10-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Colorado is 4-11 OU, and UCLA is 10-5-2 OU.

This game puts the Colorado Buffaloes, most recently No. 176 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the UCLA Bruins, who rate No. 34 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's No. 146-ranked scoring average of 74.19 PPG, against a UCLA Bruins defense rated No. 191 and allowing 74.12 PPG. The Colorado Buffaloes FG% has averaged 43.68% to date this season, less than the UCLA Bruins shooters have managed so far (53.35% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UCLA earned a 89-75 victory over Stanford on Sunday, getting 21 points from Lonzo Ball at Pauley Pavilion.

Colorado got 26 points from Xavier Johnson on the way to a 82-73 loss against Arizona on Saturday at McKale Center.

Betting Trends
  • UCLA is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UCLA is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
  • UCLA is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • UCLA is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Colorado is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Colorado is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing UCLA
  • Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing UCLA

Next Betting Matchups

UCLA at Utah, Saturday, January 14th
Colorado at USC, Sunday, January 15th